Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers noticed in women across the world, including India. According to the World Health Organisation, breast cancer impacts more than 2.1 million women every year. Though a treatable condition, it is mired with lack of awareness and timely detection, leading to the over 6,27,000 deaths worldwide last year.
In an effort to create awareness about the condition this World Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MyGate, the largest community management application, has tied up with Niramai Health Analytix, the most awarded Indian startup addressing critical healthcare problems through innovative AI-based solutions. As part of the association MyGate will be offering its customers an opportunity to get a free online breast health assessment. The partnership will also see MyGate hosting a webinar and live Q&A on breast cancer exclusively for its customers.
Talking about this collaboration, Abhishek Kumar, co-founder and COO, MyGate, said, “It is our constant endeavour at MyGate to bring our users access to solutions that increase their security and well-being, and this includes their health, too. Over the past few months, we have developed numerous features and inked a number of such partnerships to great reception.”
Niramai Health Analytix has developed a novel technology called Thermalytix, an automated diagnostic tool, which combines thermal imaging with artificial intelligence which is being used to detect early-stage breast cancer in many hospitals today. The solution is non-touch, radiation-free, portable, accurate, privacy-aware, and can be used for women of all ages. NIRAMAI’s technology detects breast cancer at a much earlier stage than traditional methods or self-examination.
Speaking about the collaboration, Dr Geetha Manjunath, CEO & CTO, Niramai Health Analytix, said, “Our mission is to save lives using technology. We are happy to partner with MyGate to reach many smart women who can take care of their health given the right tools. We are confident that this partnership will enable us to address one of the biggest hurdles for breast cancer care that is facing our country — lack of awareness of breast health facts.”
This initiative will be available for all MyGate residents through the application till 30th of October 2020.